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Old 04-10-2005, 11:31 AM   #1
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IEEE1394 problems


I have a IEEE1394 PCI card, which has a Linux supported VIA chipset
(Mentor brand). I have Kino installed. I am using a box that has an input
for analog video and an output for DV. It should be connectible just like a
DV camera. I have Mandrake 10.1, which is using the kernel.
Mandrake finds the card, no problems. lspci shows the card is loaded:

00:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 46)

According to some instructions I found for using Kino for DV capture, I load these modules:
and chmod 666 /dev/raw1394

I have Mandrake 10.1, which is using the kernel.

When I hook up my box, and get some video going, Kino does the wierdest thing.
It alternates between a message that goes like "raw1394 kernel module not loaded or readable" and "AV/C Controls not enabled", and it would alternate between these messages about once a second.

If I can get this to work, the Linux community, would finally have an analog to DV capture box. I left the Windows world a while ago and I have an ADSTech Instant DVD+DV USB capture box collecting dust, and their tech support can't even be bothered to answer their e-mail from me. (I will never buy another ADSTech product)
This box., Synchrotech DAC-100. is advertised to work as is in Windows and MacOS, using their normal IEEE1394 DV capture drivers. I have the box configured as if for MacOS.

Does anyone have any advice? Thanks.
Old 04-11-2005, 11:30 PM   #2
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Fedora forume recommends different kernel

Some Fedora forum posts said that I need a 4.6.7 kernel in order to use Firewire.
Mandrake has some packages for a 4.6.7 kernel and it is called a "multimedia kernel".
There are a couple different 4.6.7 kernels. Has anyone else heard that the 4.6.8 kernel
doesn't work with Firewire and DV capture?

I tried installing one of them (there were a couple versions of 4.6.7), but it panicked,
saying that it had no init file. Funny that Mandrake should do this - it configures grub
for the new kernel when installing it but it doesn't configure the init file. At least this
feature works VERY well in Debian. (installing a new kernel, that is) The Debian package
system takes care of everything and well.



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